Maximizing Your Fitness

Why Lifting Weights Is As Important As Cardio

When it comes to weight loss and getting in shape, there’s no shortage of conflicting opinions. But here’s one thing that everyone should agree on: lifting weights and strength training have to go along with any cardio activity. This one-two punch is necessary for a properly balanced fitness approach. But …

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Maximizing Your Workout

Fitness Trend Breakdown: HIIT vs. CrossFit vs. Piloxing

Whether your exercise motivation is bathing suit season, burning more calories or building a stronger, higher performing you, we all know how important it is to hit the gym. But is the best workout the one that promises quick results, the one that increases stamina or the one that doesn’t …

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The Benefits of Exercise

The Science of Fitness: Does Exercise Change Your DNA?

There’s little doubt that focusing on fitness will make a big impact on your heart health, waistline, diabetes risk, stroke risk, cancer risk … the list could go on and on. The exact reason as to why exercise is so good for us has long confused even the experts. But …

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Active Lifestyles

Fitness Over 50: Active Tips As You Age

Lots of things tend to get better with age: career advancement, deep friendships and life wisdom. Unfortunately, health and fitness aren’t on that list. It hardly seems fair, but it’s true. While aging as a process is generally defined as an accumulation of biological events that, over time, cause the …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

Stretching Done Right: Easy Tips To Stay Limber

More than just a workout suggestion, stretching and staying limber is a vital part of getting the most out of your activity and avoiding injury. You wouldn’t take your car on a long drive without making sure it’s in tip-top shape first, right? So before you work up a sweat, …

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Sports Injury Prevention

Concussions: What You Need To Know Now

Every year, up to 3.8 million people suffer from concussions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many people view them as a minor injury, but there’s more to concussions than most people realize. Here are some of the things you need to know to protect …

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Active Lifestyles

10 Ways To Walk Your Way To Better Health

Think walking doesn’t pack as much of a punch as other workouts? Think again! A recent Harvard University study found that 2.5 hours of brisk walking each week could extend your life by up to seven years. Seven years! In fact, research shows that the list of health benefits you …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

The Top 8 Ways To Fuel Your Workout

Ever wonder how much exercise your body needs per week? According to Centers for Disease Control, the recommended amount for adults is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, plus two days of additional strength training. But all of that physical activity means your body needs to be sufficiently primed beforehand …

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Anytime, Anywhere

5 Quick Exercises You Can Do Anytime, Anywhere

Getting in a good workout at the gym is great…if you can make it there. But having a hectic schedule shouldn’t mean having to neglect your fitness. Luckily, there are lots of ways to fit a little exercise into your day. Here are 5 quick, no-frills exercises that you can …

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